I remember a time when all it takes for me to finish my morning skin ritual is one minute. Yes, one minute! I only put on moisturizer and skip the toner. But now, because of the introduction of A LOT of skincare products, it takes me 15 minutes to finish everything, including makeup. So after I wash my face, I put on a toner, a facial essence, a serum and finally a moisturizer. I’m not complaining though because these products proved to be really effective on my skin. One additional step that I truly value now is the putting of serum. I found one that works really best for me… Now Solutions Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum. That’s a long title but it rightly deserves it.
First what is this hyaluronic acid I’m talking about? According to Paula’s Choice (and I better let them explain it):
“Scientifically speaking, hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan) is a glycosaminoglycan, a type of molecule composed partly of sugars. Hyaluronic acid is actually a natural structural component of skin, and, in fact, is present in connective tissue throughout the human body. So why is hyaluronic acid such a big deal? The magic of this ingredient lies in its ability to retain moisture; it’s considered to have a greater capacity to hold moisture than any other natural or synthetic polymer. In fact, one gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to six liters of water.”
Hyaluronic acid is used in most anti-aging serum because of its ability to hold moisture. It improves skin’s moisture and also strengthens the skin’s barrier. So it makes the skin feels soter, smoother, and plumper (not fatter haha). It’s so lightweight it’s perfect for oily skin and gentle enough for sensitive skin. So yeah, basically it’s the fountain of youth nowadays. The Now Solutions serum is not the first time I used a hyaluronic acid serum. I had one before from Bottega Verde but it wasn’t as effective as Now Solutions’. When I began using this, I felt an instant smoothness in my face. It acted as a primer as it fills the scars in my face making it smoother for makeup application. It has a light lemon scent that perks me up in the morning. It’s easy to apply, comes in a pump bottle, and it’s gentle on the skin. I also found that most of the stuff I put on my face reacted well with this one. I haven’t had any breakouts since.
The only thing I don’t like with this is that it’s not easily available in Riyadh. I had to order from iHerb and sometimes, it’s out of stock. It’s not a problem for now because the bottle contains a lot and I have a fill until maybe middle of next year. If you’re looking for a serum, then you better start with this.
Product Name: Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum
Brand: Now Solutions
Price: SR 33.29
Where To Buy: iHerb